Hogan Lovells helps Guatemala launch groundbreaking 30-year bond

New York, 3 June 2019 – A team of lawyers from Hogan Lovells represented Citigroup as Global Coordinator and Sole Book Running Manager in the successful sale of US$1.2 billion in bonds issued by Central American nation Guatemala.

The two-part deal included US$700 million 6.25% 30-year notes. This issuance is notable because it is the first time Guatemala has issued debt with such a long redemption date. The sale closed on Friday, 31 May.

Hogan Lovells represented Citigroup, which arranged and underwrote the issue. The transaction was led by NY based partner Evan Koster, who was supported by senior associate Flavio Averbug and law clerk Juan Moreno and also involved NY partner Emil Arca. Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP acted as the issuer’s international counsel, QIL + 4 Abagados acted as the issuer’s local counsel, Consortium Legal acted as the underwriter’s local counsel, BNY Mellon was the fiscal agent, and Perkins Coie was the fiscal agent external counsel. 

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